Workshop with the ICA Student Council Prod Crew
I think I’ve mentioned this several times before, I wasn’t really the artsy one growing up. My favourite subject in high school was Math, which evolved into Accounting and Statistics in college. I even took up Decision Science as my minor, which was Finance-related.
So now that I’m in the world of art, I feel so blessed to be invited back to school to share something different and new, even to me. Last November 21, I spent the afternoon back in my alma mater to give the Student Council “SC” Prod Crew a glimpse of calligraphy. This is an elite group of students who did the fun yet tough work for the school activities — backdrops, stage props, and all the artsy/techie/creative stuff that you can think of. I hear you need to audition to get in! ;)
I ran a shortened version of my regular workshop. Truly we had a bunch of talented students, they really picked up FAST! :)
They were really cute!!! During my regular workshops, I find myself answering my own questions. Here, they really shout out the answers, something that pleasantly surprised me!
For the last 30 minutes, we have a quick demo in front where each column can watch me write and ask questions :)
I also ran a quick contest with them, and gave away a nib and pen holder! Yay! :)
And of course, here’s a class picture! :)
Looking back, I never really felt like I “missed” high school. That time was a LOT of fun and my friends are really my friends FOR LIFE, but I don’t really feel like going back. Gotta keep moving forward!!!
But I don’t say it enough, I’m really proud to be ICAn. :) Though things might be a bit crazy over there, it’s where I learned most things I knew. And if we’re talking about “prepping for college”, I couldn’t have been more prepped. Haha!
Of ICA’s objectives for us, I always remember 2 of out of 4: #2 is academically competent, and #4 is cultured and refined ladies. I looked it up in Wiki, the others are #1 true Christian and #3 committed citizens.
I was able to internalize #2 and #4 after 13 years of MIC nun-run education. To be a committed citizen, I learned in Ateneo. And to understand the depth of being a Christian, well, that’s God’s gift to me. :) Yay! :)